Compare Subaru Ascent to Ford Explorer

2019 Subaru Ascent
vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

Inform your Midsize SUV Decision by Comparing the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Ford Explorer

Interested in what makes the new Subaru Ascent stand out in a crowded marketplace? Here at Village Subaru, we believe that highlights such as standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, Subaru EyeSight® driver-assist technology, seating arrangements that accommodate seven or eight guests, and Wi-Fi connectivity provide this new Subaru model with a versatile edge that is rare for vehicles within the segment.

But we recognize that car buying decisions are all about collecting information and making informed decisions on your next vehicle to purchase or lease. And the same process applies when considering midsize SUVs such as the new Subaru Ascent and Ford Explorer. Compare these vehicles head to head and form an opinion you can feel confident in after assessing specifications, noteworthy features, technology, performance and much more.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

  • Do you value control on local roadways from season to season? In the 2019 Subaru Ascent, superior traction and a firm road grip are made possible with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive. The base front-wheel drive of the new Ford Explorer doesn't measure up to this level of command
  • For more impressive efficiency around town and on daily commutes, the new Subaru Ascent features standard 21 miles per gallon city and 27 miles per gallon highway to the Explorer's 17 miles per gallon city and 24 miles per gallon highway
  • More expansive interior volume at 153.5 cubic feet in the new Subaru Ascent allows for greater hip room in the front two rows over the spacing inside the competing Explorer
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control, not available in the starting Ford SUV, is just one of many cabin equipment advantages the Ascent holds over its challenging opposition
  • Nearly six extra cubic feet of maximum cargo space with the back rows folded down - an impressive 86.5 cubic feet - gives this new Subaru model the nod in storage versatility

Compare Intelligent Features

The 2019 Subaru Ascent, equipped with standard Subaru EyeSight® driver-assist support, features standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist to keep your trip on track and prevent a potential veer from your travel lane.

This useful feature, along with standard adaptive cruise control for the Subaru SUV, aren't offered with the base Explorer. For a premium listening experience within, travelers can access a standard CD player and HD radio inside the Ascent, feature that you won't find when selecting the opposing Ford model.

Compare Performance

Featuring a standard turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® four-cylinder engine that generates 277 pound-feet - more torque produced than the Ford Explorer's base V6 engine - the new Subaru Ascent can confidently match its competition in total towing capacity at up to 5,000 pounds. This model's standard symmetrical all-wheel drive configuration is a clear advantage when accounting for changes in season, differences in road surface and different types of travel environments you may encounter.

Continue Comparison Research in Person with a 2019 Subaru Ascent Test Drive

Put these feature and specification advantages into proper perspective with an actual preview of this new three-row Subaru SUV here in Acton, MA. Schedule your test drive today and contact our team to follow up with the questions you may think of.

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